I have a rough sketch vague idea of what to expect from this year in England. However, the following goals have been bouncing around my heart like rocks in a tumbler, and I think they apply regardless of what will be asked of me during my internship:

  1. Serve (Matthew 20:28)
  2. Give / Invest* (2 Corinthians 9:7)
  3. Avoid sharing stories that end with me looking awesome (Proverbs 17:28)
  4. “If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” — Coco Chanel


*The difference here being that you can give generously and walk away, but when you invest generously, you revisit, attend, and continuously give energy to that in which you’ve invested. Including both terms connotes a goal to supply others with my resources (time, energy, talent, funds) on both one-time and ongoing supportive bases.